Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby RJH » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:29 pm

I recently asked Colin about the Eric issue and this is the reply I got:

Eric was contracted as an illustrated book, and Gollancz had all the rights, as indeed they had for 17 other titles. They chose not to license pbk rights to Corgi but keep them for themselves. Or it may be that Corgi were offered the unillustrated rights and chose at the time not to make an offer. I do not think I was informed in the decision - certainly not in the discussions between the publishers, though something must have been agreed to incorporate the 'in association with Corgi Books' on the back of the title - meant nothing, as far as I know. Just words. It is most unlikely there will be a black/gold edition from Gollancz
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby meerkat » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:38 pm

Cheers for that RJH! I think it spoils the whole set having Eric out of sync. We wait in anticipation!
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby RJH » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:44 pm

I agree with you on that.
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Dyarte » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:32 pm

I'm new to the forum (actually only found out about it today!). Was browsing around for some information about the black cover books that I'm still missing (or rather my boyfriend is and as he is a huge fan, I plan to give him the missing ones for his birthday). While browsing, I've seen a few questions about the numbers on the back of the books. If I remember correctly, the black covers came out as a 25 year Discworld anniversary kind of special edition. It's taken them a long time to publish the remaining books in the black covers after the 25 year anniversary so maybe that has something to do with it? That's my 2 cents anyway :)
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:36 pm

Welcome to the site, Dyarte.

Please feel free to jump in anytime. We don't bite - only nibble a bit! ;)
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:14 pm

elcome from me too! :)

I think you are right about it orginally being a 25 anniversary thing, but it was a very popular series and therefore has become a normal format now. :)
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Postby raptornx01 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:16 pm

The only difference is the dust covers right? couldn't they sell them separate? or maybe have fanmade ones for the imprisoned books like eric?
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Postby michelanCello » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:07 pm

Welcome from me too, Dyarte! :D
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:43 pm

Welcome to the forum, Dyarte.
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby AndrewWood » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi I'm new to the forums and the novels but I have started my collection with the black covers without realising that Eric and the Last Hero were unavailable. I just thought I'd let you know that I have emailed Orion (new owners of Gollancz) to see if they have any plans on printing the books with covers to match at any point and I will put the reply up when it arrives here so you can know whats going on.
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:12 pm

AndrewWood wrote:Hi I'm new to the forums and the novels but I have started my collection with the black covers without realising that Eric and the Last Hero were unavailable. I just thought I'd let you know that I have emailed Orion (new owners of Gollancz) to see if they have any plans on printing the books with covers to match at any point and I will put the reply up when it arrives here so you can know whats going on.

Thanks Andrew! Welcome to the site. :)
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby author3 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:29 pm

Welcome from me too :D
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:35 pm

As above. :)
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:27 pm

Welcome to the forum Andrew. :)
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby AndrewWood » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:23 pm

Well I got a reply quickly even if it was a bit short:

Dear Andrew
Thanks for your email.
I'm afraid that we have no plans to match the Corgi covers.
Sorry.
best wishes
Maggy


Looks like we are just going to have a couple of books in which dont match the rest of them :/
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